COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – The Carleton College men’s basketball team dropped a second consecutive road contest to open the MIAC schedule, this time falling 62-45 at Saint John’s University. Mitchell Biewen (Sr./Golden Valley, Minn./Robbinsdale Armstrong) finished with 14 points and was the lone Knight in double figures.
Carleton (2-3, 0-2 MIAC) trailed 24-22 with two minutes remaining in the first half, but the Johnnies (5-1, 1-0) put together a 7-0 spurt to close the period and carry a 31-22 lead into the break.
The teams exchanged baskets early in the second half, but a layup by the Johnnies’ Tyler Weiss at the 17:51 mark gave the hosts a 10-point lead. Saint John’s maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way and shot 50 percent in the contest overall compared to 33 percent for Carleton.
Biewen reached double figures for the fifth consecutive game and went 4-of-6 from beyond the arc. Kevin Grow (Jr./Circle Pines, Minn./Centennial) scored eight points, and Freddie Gillespie (So./Saint Paul, Minn./East Ridge) chipped in six points, seven rebounds, and three blocks in making his first career start.
Weiss had a game-high 18 points to lead Saint John’s with Jubie Alade and Patrick Strom adding 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Carleton returns home to host Crown College for a non-conference contest on Monday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.